I've specialized in the raku firing process for many years now, and lately I'm finding myself wanting to return to some fun functional ceramic pieces.
So......I'm working with a mid-fire red speckled clay and this piece I'm showing here is a work in progress. It's still damp and has just had its handle added and the FROG. I originally hand sculpted the frog then made a plaster mold of him so I could duplicate him on multiple pieces.
Anyhow, when the mug is dry, I'll bisque fire it, then glaze it and run it through its final glaze firing.
I'll post another pic when it has its pretty final coat!